This Sept. 20, 2011 photo provided by the Catalina Island Conservancy shows a mule deer in a residential area of the town of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, off the Southern California coast near Los... more 
This Sept. 20, 2011 photo provided by the Catalina Island Conservancy shows a mule deer in a residential area of the town of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, off the Southern California coast near Los Angeles. Hunters will be asked to begin thinning the 2,400 nonnative mule deer on the island in an effort to eradicate the most destructive invasive species left on the isle. The Conservancy will require that 60 percent of 500 tags issued this hunting season be for does. Each doe annually has twins, so that takes out three deer in a year, spokesman John Mack said. Hunting season runs from July to December. Drought has magnified the deer problem because food is at such a premium and the animals have stripped brush and saplings, leaving only tufts of grass. (AP Photo/Catalina Island Conservancy) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Catalina Island Conservancy
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